TV personality reveals how acupuncture and healthy diet saved her from a hysterectomy, early menopause

(Natural News) TV star and former model Alicia Douvall says that a combination of acupuncture, Chinese herbs and a healthy diet saved her from the crippling effects of endometriosis. The celebrity recently revealed that her battle with endometriosis had gotten so bad, doctors claimed the only option she had left was to undergo a hysterectomy...
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This study aimed to study the risk factors for the recurrence of ovarian endometriosis (EM) in patients aged 45 and over. Methods: This is a retrospective nested case-control study. We reviewed the medical records of patients aged over 45 years who underwent surgical treatments for ovarian EM from 1994 to 2014, in Peking Union Medical College Hospital of Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences. By following up to January 2016, 45 patients were found to have relapses and regarded as the recurrence group. The patients with no recurrence during the same follow-up period were randomly selected by the ratio of 1:4 as the nonre...
Source: Chinese Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Chin Med J (Engl) Source Type: research
Conclusion Using a 3 Tesla MRI system without patient preparation is feasible and achieves benchmark diagnostic performance outcomes in the pre-operative assessment for DIE, especially in detecting posterior compartment lesions and bowel DIE to correctly guide surgical planning.
Source: European Journal of Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Authors: Ianieri MM, Buca DIP, Panaccio P, Cieri M, Francomano F, Liberati M Abstract Endometriosis is an uncommon disease in postmenopausal women (PMW), ranging from 2% to 5% of cases, and it is very important to exclude neoplastic transformation of the endometrium. The authors would like to introduce the case of a 63-year-old overweight patient with abdominal pain associated to pain and swelling of the left inferior limb occurring for approximately six weeks. The CT X-ray of the abdomen revealed the presence of a retroperitoneal mass causing deep vein thrombosis because of extrinsic compression of the left iliac ...
Source: Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
Abstract This review aims to draw a clearer clinical picture of postmenopausal endometriosis. Based on limited literature, postmenopausal endometriosis emerges as an infrequent entity but with a clinical picture significantly unlike that of premenopausal endometriosis. In contrast to the premenopausal disease, postmenopausal endometriosis occurs in a state of ovarian estrogen deficiency, appears to have a greater predisposition to malignant change, may have a greater tendency to spread to extragonadal organs and develop into constrictive and/or obstructive lesions, and is preferably treated surgically. The need to...
Source: Climacteric - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Climacteric Source Type: research
Conclusion: Younger age, familial history of cancer and coexistence of endometriosis were factors related to optimal surgery. Success of optimal surgery is greater in EAOC than in non-EAOC patients. Coexistence of endometriosis does not hinder successful ovarian cancer debulking surgery. PMID: 29480993 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Asian Pac J Cancer Prev Source Type: research
Abstract Endometriosis is a common and challenging condition of reproductive-aged women that carries a high individual and societal cost. The many molecular dissimilarities between endometriosis lesions and eutopic endometrium create difficulties in the development of new drug therapies and treatments. Surgery remains the gold standard for definitive diagnosis, but it must be weighed against the risks of surgical morbidity and potential decreases in ovarian reserve, especially in the case of endometriomas. Safe and effective surgical techniques are discussed within this article for various presentations of endomet...
Source: Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION Endometriosis as a differential should be considered with a high index of suspicion in pre-menopausal women, particularly in patients with negligible previous surgical history. There should be a low threshold for early laparoscopy and resection of affected bowel in these patients.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Adenomyosis (variant diseases of the endometriosis) is still a biggest challenge for both physicians and patients [1 –3]. Common symptoms and signs include an elevated of serum level of CA 125, dysmenorrhea, menorrhagia, and infertility [4,5]. Because of poor understanding of pathophysiology of adenomyosis [6], the current treatment strategy might be only limited to symptom treatment, including hormone thera py to induce menopause status, waiting for spontaneous menopause, and the destructive surgery, such as total hysterectomy and/or adenomyomectomy, cytoreduction of adenomyosis.
Source: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research
AbstractSTUDY QUESTIONIs there a specific surface marker that identifies human endometrial epithelial progenitor cells with adult stem cell activity usingin vitro assays?SUMMARY ANSWERN-cadherin isolates clonogenic, self-renewing human endometrial epithelial progenitor cells with high proliferative potential that differentiate into cytokeratin+ gland-like structuresin vitro and identifies their location in some cells of gland profiles predominantly in basalis endometrium adjacent to the myometrium.WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADYHuman endometrium contains a small population of clonogenic, self-renewing epithelial cells with high prol...
Source: Human Reproduction - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusion(s) Letrozole-low dose gonadotropins combination appears to be effective across different causes of infertility for superovulation. The letrozole-low dose gonadotropin combination resulted in high rate of monofolliculogenesis, low occurrence of multiple gestations and no case of OHSS or cycle cancellation.
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
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